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Men’s College Hoops: Top Five Teams & Matchups between Ranked Teams


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ESPN platforms will cover the top five teams plus games between ranked teams in the upcoming men’s college basketball schedule. ESPN’s Thursday Night Showcase Presented by T. Rowe Price doubleheader will tip-off with No. 1 Indiana against Illinois at 7 p.m. ET.

All five of ESPN’s telecasts on Saturday, Feb. 9 will involve at least one ranked team with the final two matching teams in the Associated Press Top 25. The day will begin at noon with No. 3 Michigan at Wisconsin followed by No. 8 Miami against North Carolina at 2 p.m. and No. 5 Kansas at Oklahoma at 4 p.m. The action will conclude with No. 23 Pittsburgh at No. 17 Cincinnati at 6 p.m. and No. 11 Louisville at No. 25 Notre Dame, which will also be on ESPN 3D, as part of the weekly Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV series at 9 p.m. 

The ESPNU ACC Sunday Night Basketball game February 10 at 6 p.m. will include No. 4 Duke at Boston College.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 schedule through February 10

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Thu, Feb 7 7 p.m. No. 1 Indiana at Illinois
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
  7 p.m. Clemson at Virginia
Dave O’Brien & TBD
  7 p.m. Canisius at Manhattan
Bob Huessler & Rob Kennedy
  8 p.m. Belmont at Murray State
Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch
  8 p.m. Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
  8:45 p.m. McNeese State at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  9 p.m. Washington at UCLA
Dave Pasch & Bill Walton
  9 p.m. No. 21 Missouri at Texas A&M
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
  9 p.m. NC State at No. 4 Duke ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  9 p.m. Maryland at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  10 p.m. Colorado at No. 19 Oregon
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
  11 p.m. St. Mary’s (Calif.) at Santa Clara
Dave Flemming & TBD
Fri, Feb 8 7 p.m. UNC Asheville at Virginia Military Institute
Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
  9 p.m. Siena at Loyola (Md.)
Doug Sherman & Tim McCormick
Sat, Feb 9 11 a.m. Temple at Dayton
Jason Benetti & Bob Valvano
  Noon No. 3 Michigan at Wisconsin
Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich
  Noon Florida State at Wake Forest
Carter Blackburn & TBD
  Noon No. 20 Georgetown at Rutgers
Anish Shroff & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  1 p.m. Akron at Miami (Ohio)
Adam Amin & Brooke Weisbrod
  1 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
  1:30 p.m. No. 22 Oklahoma State at Texas
Dave Armstrong & Reid Gettys
ESPN3 & Big 12 Network
  1:30 p.m. Arkansas at Vanderbilt
Clay Matvick & Joe Dean
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  2 p.m. North Carolina at No. 8 Miami
Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke & Jeannine Edwards
  2 p.m. St. Joseph’s at Massachusetts
Marc Kestecher & Stephen Bardo
  2 p.m. DePaul at No. 24 Marquette
Quint Kessenich & John Celestand
  3 p.m. South Florida at Villanova
Beth Mowins & Tim Welsh
  4 p.m. No. 5 Kansas at Oklahoma
Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe
  4 p.m. Valparaiso at Cleveland State
Mike Crispino & TBD
  4 p.m. Texas Tech at Baylor
Brad Sham & Stephen Howard
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  4 p.m. West Virginia at TCU
Mitch Holthus & Dan Hughes
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  4 p.m. Auburn at Kentucky
Dave Baker & Kara Lawson
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  5 p.m. Texas A&M at Georgia
Tom Hart & Matt Doherty
  5 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 2 Florida ESPN3 * & FSN
  6 p.m. No. 23 Pittsburgh at No. 17 Cincinnati
Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
  6 p.m. Iowa State at No. 13 Kansas State
Mark Neely & TBD
  7 p.m. Stanford at Arizona State
Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
  7 p.m. Rider at Iona
Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
  7 p.m. Liberty at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
  7 p.m. Stony Brook at Hartford
Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan
  7:30 p.m. USC Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  8 p.m. LSU at Alabama
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
  8 p.m. The Citadel at Samford ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 11 Louisville at No. 25 Notre Dame
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Samantha Ponder
  9 p.m. Penn State at Nebraska
Dan Gutowsky & Sean Harrington
  10 p.m. Illinois State at No. 16 Creighton
Rich Hollenberg & Mark Adams
  11 p.m. St. Mary’s (Calif.) at San Diego
Roxy Bernstein & Corey Williams
Sun, Feb 10 Noon Connecticut at Seton Hall
Eamon McAnaney & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  1 p.m. NC State at Clemson ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  1 p.m. Virginia at Maryland ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  3 p.m. St. John’s at No. 9 Syracuse
Dave Pasch & Dan Dakich
  3 p.m. Northern Iowa at Bradley ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 4 Duke at Boston College
Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams & Allison Williams
  8 p.m. Drake at Evansville
Mitch Holthus & Mark Adams

* Local blackout may apply